This amazing ring catches my eye whenever I see it on the hand because of the quality of the stone and its deep color saturation.
The ring size measures 7.5. The design is asymmetrical fashioned after the Moghul Archer's ring designs from 17th century India. The Moghul Emperor's would wear these on the thumb to protect them when using a bow.
The technique used in the design of this ring is called Russian Filigree where very fine ribbons of Fine Silver or other metals are twisted and flattened and curled to fill the blank spaces in the framing wire design.
The Stone, a Blue pear shaped Cabochon cut Sapphire, is set in a 22Kt Gold Bezel setting which faces away from the apex of the archer's ring. I know the pictures do not do due justice to the color of this stone which measures 9.7x7.9 mm in size. The stone itself carries so much light it will catch your attention too when you wear it. it is a stunning and beautifully polished Sapphire.
The ring surface on the finger measures 1 x 7/8th inch covering the first knuckle of the finger. It can be worn with the Stone facing forward or with the Filigree facing forward and either way looks spectacular.
This ring appeals to me so much because it reminds me of the rich heritage and wonderful jewelry and techniques from that era in that part of the world.